Botanical Name: Cymbopogon nardus
Synonyms: Sri Lankan Citronella
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Sri Lanka
Composition: 100% Citronella essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of Citronella leaves
Primary Constituents: Aldehydes, monoterpenols: citronellal, geraniol
Viscosity: Thin to medium
Color: Pale yellow
About: Citronella has a tart, lemony aroma with bright astringent middle-top notes. The plant is a tall grass with light green blades that are steam-distilled to create the essential oil.
Blending Recommendations: Citronella has a lemony, tart aroma that blends well with many essential oils. The cutting citrus notes come forward in the blend, meaning that only a small amount is needed when blending for scent.
Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus citriodora, Rose Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lavender Spike, Lemon, Lemongrass, Sweet Marjoram, May Chang, Neroli, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary cineole, Rosemary verbenone, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Thyme, Tea Tree, Wintergreen.
- Do not use in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Always dilute.
- Maximum Adult Dilution: 19%; 114 drops per ounce of carrier
- Recommended Dilution: 0.5-7%; 3 – 42 drops per ounce of carrier
Shelf Life: 4 years
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.